Urban Health - Fundamentals (Online Course)

Feb 01 - Feb 28, 2021

Course Objectives

While urbanization is associated with improvements in health and development, it can also produce some negative consequences – unhealthy lifestyles, environmental degradation and social inequities. This situation is most problematic in developing countries, against a background of unplanned growth, struggling health systems and lack of commensurate basic services for many.

This online course aims to teach the fundamentals of Urban Health, especially applicable to low– and middle-income country settings. It is a basic level course and aims to introduce fundamental concepts of urban public health, and sensitise participants to the unique health problems in such settings.

Course Details

This web-based course can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for busy practitioners, researchers and students who are unable to travel to learn and update their knowledge on Urban Health.

  • The complete duration of this course is 10 hours but it may be completed over a period of one month
  • Upon successful completion, participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St John’s Research Institute

    Course Schedule

    Module #

    Module Title




    Urban Demography


    Urban Poor


    Urban Health Framework


    Urban Health & Sustainable Development Goals

Tuition fee for participants from India:
Rs 1,850/- plus 18% GST
[Rs 1,000/- plus 18% GST (for current students only]

For participants from outside India:
USD 50/- (all inclusive)


Registration is now open. Filled registration form (www.sjri.res.in) can be submitted till the 29th of the month preceding the course. The course will be open for 1 entire month

Registration for the course is now open.
To register please click the link below and fill in your application form.

Organization and delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

For further enquiry and registration, contact

Course Director

Dr Prem K. Mony, MD
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
Bangalore - 560034, India

Course Coordinator

Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
Bangalore - 560034, India
E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in
Ph: (080)49467032